A visit to a camp for Colombia’s guerrilla group the FARC

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FARC Camp In Colombia

They are Colombia’s longest-operating guerrilla group. Since 1964, the FARC have been fighting government forces and carrying out public attacks in Latin America’s longest conflict. Now they want peace. Correspondent Toby Muse takes us to the place he calls “FARClandia.”

A visit to a camp for Colombia’s guerilla group the FARC

A visit to a camp for Colombia’s guerilla group the FARC

They are Colombia’s longest-operating guerilla group. Since 1964, the FARC have been fighting government forces and carrying out public attacks in Latin America’s longest conflict. Now they want peace. Correspondent Toby Muse takes us to the place he calls “FARClandia.” Toby travels deep inside the Colombian jungle to an encampment for the FARC. He tours their grounds which feature underground bunkers and a volleyball court. He also observes how they live on a day-to-day basis. Toby interviews members of the much-talked-about but little-seen rebel group. The FARC, or the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, are currently nearing the end of peace talks with the Colombian government that began in 2012. If the two sides can come to an agreement, the FARC has said they will lay down their arms.

Toby Muse travels deep inside the Colombian jungle to an encampment for the FARC. He tours their grounds which feature underground bunkers and even a volleyball court. He also observes how they live on a day-to-day basis.

Toby interviews members of the much-talked-about but little-seen rebel group. The FARC, or the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, are currently nearing the end of peace talks with the Colombian government that began in 2012. If the two sides can come to an agreement, the FARC has said they will lay down their arms.

The government and the FARC have made a number of advances in their peace talks which are scheduled to conclude in March of 2016. Guerrillas and soldiers are co-operating to remove landmines the FARC placed across Colombia. The FARC also pledged to stop using child soldiers, something Toby Muse also addresses in this segment.

Check out this rare access to a camp for Colombia’s biggest guerrilla army. You’ll see what “A Day In The Life of The FARC” is like.